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Upcoming Specials at the Auto Experts

Upcoming Specials at the Auto Experts

The team at the Auto Experts are so grateful for our clients throughout Sacramento and beyond. We recognize that many of our clients are on a strict budget, and we aim to ensure your experience with us at The Auto Experts is completely stress-free and positive. We encourage you to take advantage of our specials, as they are evidence of our efforts to help you stay on a budget.    Our specials are just one of the ways we show our thanks and appreciation to our clients from downtown, midtown, and East Sacramento. Here are the upcoming specials we are offering at the Auto Experts in Sacramento:  FULL SERVICE OIL CHANGE - $5 OFF. Present this coupon for $5 off any Oil Change Package. INCLUDES: Up to 5 quarts of oil ∙ Oil Filter Top off all fluids ∙ Set tire pressure This is a visual safety inspection.  Most cars. Not valid with any other offer. BRAKE SERVICE SPECIAL $10 OFF Brake Pad Replacement $20 OFF Brake Pad & Rotor Replacement TIRE SALE ... read more

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Spring Cleaning Under Your Hood

Spring Cleaning Under Your Hood

Spring is almost here, which means it is time to start spring cleaning! You can start on the interior of your vehicle, while the team at The Auto Experts will get going under the hood. Together, we can keep your vehicle looking and driving healthy. Here is some important spring preventative maintenance:  Oil and Oil Filter Change: Regularly scheduled oil changes are an important component of preventative maintenance. Your oil becomes less effective as it ages.  Battery: Your battery works much harder during winter than in any other season, as the cold weather slows down the chemical reactions. With warmer temperatures right around the corner, time is of the essence to get your battery checked.  Tires: Don’t forget about your tires. Fluctuations in temperature mean fluctuations in tire pressure.  Windshield wipers: After the wet rainy months, now may be the perfect time to get your windshield wipers replaced especially with spring showers quickly approachin ... read more

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5 Areas of Your Vehicle That Need A Little TLC

5 Areas of Your Vehicle That Need A Little TLC

The team at the Auto Experts doesn’t want you to forget about your vehicle this Valentine’s Day. Think about how challenging it would be to go about your day without your vehicle. This is the perfect time to give your vehicle a little TLC. Here are 5 areas of your vehicle that could use a extra TLC this Valentine’s Day:  Your vehicle’s fluids: Your vehicle has all sorts of fluids that keep all the parts in your engine moving.  Give your tires a time out: To ensure your tires will wear down evenly, tire rotation, alignment inspections, and maintenance of proper tire pressure are a must.  Belt and hose service: Your serpentine belts are involved in the operation of most engine parts, including your alternator and water pump. If your belts and hoses aren’t working properly, you might find yourself in a tricky situation.  Don’t forget about your cabin air filter and engine air filter: your cabin air filter keeps air running throug ... read more

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New Year’s Resolution -- Fuel Efficiency

New Year’s Resolution -- Fuel Efficiency

Owning a car is simply a necessity -- imagine your life without your trusty sidekick. You would your stress levels rising. To keep our vehicles going, and essentially our days, gasoline is a must. Yet, our gasoline consumption can affect our planet and our wallets, which is why we need to maximize our fuel efficiency.  The team at The Auto Experts proposes putting “fuel efficiency” at the top of your New Year Resolution list. Here are some easy and simple ways to accomplish this goal:  Take it easy on the pedal.  Stick to your vehicle’s recommended fuel level.  Monitor how much stuff you are putting in your vehicle, as the heavier your vehicle is, the more gas it consumes.  Make sure your tires are at the correct pressure.  Tighten your gas cap all the way.  Idling is a big no. You burn more gas idling than actually driving.  Don’t forget to have your air filter replaced.  Plan all your errands into one trip ... read more

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What’s The Big Deal About Wiper Blades?

What’s The Big Deal About Wiper Blades?

Your windshield wipers may seem like a small part of your vehicle, but they can have a big effect on your overall safety. When it comes to auto repair, most of the time, it is important to sweat the small stuff, as the small stuff plays an imperative role in the safety of you, your passengers, your vehicle, and even other cars on the road.  Your windshield wipers are your first line of defense against the elements. Just think -- you are driving down the highway in Sacramento, and all of the sudden, you are faced with a heavy downpour. You can’t see even two feet in front of you. Before you start to panic, you switch on your windshield wipers, only to realize they aren’t working. If this situation is causing you anxiety, don’t worry -- simply bring your vehicle to the Auto Experts in Sacramento. We will carefully examine your windshield wiper blades to ensure they are good to go and to prevent worrisome situations like these.  Windshield wipers and wiper fl ... read more

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To Winterize or Not To Winterize? That Is The Question.

November is officially here, which means winter is just around the corner. Before we are bombarded with the holidays, it is important to set aside some of your time to get your vehicle ready for winter. If you are unsure about whether or not your vehicle needs to be winterized, we are here to break it down.  If you don’t winterize your vehicle, you can expect the winter to be much harsher for you and your car, even for us Californians. Here is what winterizing entails:  An oil change seems to be the quintessential auto service but you would be surprised to see how many people forget. During the colder months, it is important for your oil to be cleaned with the right viscosity. When the temperatures drop, oil will thicken, and if your oil becomes too thick, it won’t be able to do its job -- lubricate your engine.  Imagine you are driving in the heavy rain, and your windshield wipers aren’t working. We can’t help but imagine the panic. At The Aut ... read more

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What Makes An Automotive Expert?

You may have guessed it -- as our name indicates, we are the automotive experts. However, what exactly makes an automotive expert, and what makes us different from other shops in the region?  The answer begins with our dedication to our customers. Automotive experts are not just experts at fixing cars, but they excel at developing relationships with their clients. We want to know your goals for your vehicle, so we can maximize your car’s driveability and longevity accordingly. We also want you to understand what is going on with your vehicle, which is another part of being an automotive expert. We can break down complex automotive topics into something you can understand.  Of course, being an automotive expert is all about expertise in the service and repair of vehicles. The team at The Auto Experts has years of education and experience in the industry, and we continue to receive training to stay on top of our game. Our auto repair shop is also equipped with cutting ... read more

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Top Driving Safety Tips For Teenagers

 Top Driving Safety Tips For Teenagers

It is sobering to think about, but vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen deaths. However, on the bright side, there are several tips and tricks to follow to ensure your teen reaches their destination safely. The team at the Auto Experts has put together a list of top driving safety tips of teenagers:  If your car is equipped with safety features, make sure to use them. Nowadays, the technology in cars is designed to prevent against drivers. For example, some systems can alert you when you drive into the other lane, get to close to another vehicle, or your hands are away from the steering wheel.  Wear a seatbelt! Studies show that more than half of teen accidents include drivers not wearing seatbelts. It may be a no brainer, but you would be surprised to learn how many of us skip this step.  Out of sight, out of mind! Put that phone away to eliminate all distractions.  The chance of a teen accident occurring increases if there are other passengers in the ... read more

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How To Keep Your Car’s A/C Easy Breezy

Your car’s A/C has one job: to keep you cool and comfortable. However, in the middle of summer is Sacramento, this is quite the task. You can help your vehicle’s air conditioning system out by following these quick tips. You will reap the benefits, as you relax in your perfectly temperate vehicle. Here is how to keep your car’s A/C easy and breezy:  Your A/C can only reduce the temperature in your car by 40 degrees on average. If you park in the shade, the interior temperature of your vehicle will start out much cooler.  Set your A/C to recirculation. On recirculation, your A/C is pulling air from inside your cabin, instead of outside, where the temperatures are probably boiling.  Change your air filters as needed. Your cabin air filters removes the dirt and dust from any air that comes out of your vents. When a filter is old, the dirt has accumulated, and it will be harder for that cool air to pass through.  Don’t ignore leaks! Leaks spe ... read more

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Top Summertime Road Trip Destinations From Sacramento

Top Summertime Road Trip Destinations From Sacramento

Summertime road trips are an excellent way to spend the summer, as they combine many of our favorite things, including the open road, our car, and Sacramento. We are fortunate Sacramento is central to many lovely destinations, and the team at the Auto Experts has narrowed down the list to the top 20 summertime road trip destinations from Sacramento:   Lodi Wine CountryPlacerville CaliforniaApple Hill OrchardsSacramento River DeltaNevada City CaliforniaEmpire Mine State Historic Park ... read more

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